Introduce yourself: You need to think about why you are running in the election, and why you feel you are the best person for this position. Draft something to get you started, using the pointers below and just get words on paper, it doesn’t matter if your first draft is bad as you will have time to improve this. It is useful to get feedback from your friends, course-mates, other students and constantly pull their advice and guidance as feedback. You can also contact current officers and/or staff about specific ideas, to see what has already been done or what is currently going on at UEASU
Use concise, straightforward language, and keep things brief: Your manifesto is your opportunity to tell your peers why they should vote for you. It should outline who you are, what you will use your role to achieve, and the changes you aim to bring to UEASU. Think about where your manifesto will be displayed; would you stop to read it while walking by or scrolling through Facebook?
Do your research: Do the changes you pledge to make appeal to a diverse range of voters, or just your social circle?
Be realistic and precise: Your term in office will last for 1 year are your manifesto pledges achievable in this timeframe? What steps will you take towards your goals?
Communicate your skills, experience, and personality: Show voters who you are! What roles have you held before? How does your previous experience you the best candidate?
Proofread! Make sure your manifesto reads well and is free from spelling mistakes. Use the spellcheck function on Word, ask a friend.
Keep the focus on you: You have a limited number of words; use them to promote yourself rather than discrediting other candidates.
Ensure your manifesto is portrait!